October 15, 2012

Hot Chocolate by Elizabeth!

Hello Everyone,

This month I have used the colours suggested by the Hot Chocolate theme and I've really tested myself by creating a double page layout ... I have only ever made single page layouts till now.

The reason for the double page is that I had so many photos of the Shell Garden, taken from different parts of the garden showing some of the special features, it seemed a shame to leave any of them out.

To give a bit of interest to the embossed base card I've splashed chocolate and raspberry coloured paints randomly around. There's very little patterned paper in the layout - I thought the photo's provided more than enough pattern - just the Kraft Kuts die-cut, split in two over the layout and a few scalloped circles punched from Bella BLVD's Family Circle paper, used as embellishments.

Title letters are from various sources as are the flowers and doilies. The shells are from Cornwall. 

Because the photos were all different sizes this proved to be a difficult project, however, I am pleased with the end result, but it could be a long time before I tackle a double page layout again.

Thanks for looking,


  1. Great double pager with a wonderful design! They sure are good for getting in tons of photos!

  2. You did an amazing job with the double pager! Excellent job! So pretty!

  3. What a fab two-page layout! You'd never know it's your first. Thanks for taking the hot chocolate challenge!

  4. Great job with the 2 pager! I struggle with them a bit too. Love that you used the diecut paper off center across both pages.

  5. Great photos and great double page layout with a great design! Fab take on the hot choc challenge!

  6. Love it!! It looks amazing. Love your shells!

  7. Great two page LO, I love all the photos you were able to use, I like how you divided your diecut paper!

  8. Great job on your first 2-pager!